Taking the Long View: State Efforts to Solve Teacher Shortages by Strengthening the Profession

Learning Policy Institute

This report reviews research and examines State initiatives focused on six strategies to attract, prepare, and retain educators, with an emphasis on critical shortage areas. These six strategies are: Service scholarships and loan forgiveness; high-retention pathways into teaching; mentoring and induction; developing high-quality school leaders; competitive compensation; and recruitment strategies to expand the pool of qualified educators.

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